H-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Nov 13, 2012 6:48 PM by Jeanette Trompeter, KSBY News

SLO's Friday Night Live program gets $125K grant

A local program that aims to keep our communities' young people drug-free just got a big financial boost. Congresswoman Lois Capps announced the San Luis Obispo Friday Night Live Partnership has been awarded $125,000 grant from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The Drug-Free Communities Support Program is administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

With twenty-four chapters, The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live Partnership's youth development and substance abuse program is present in middle and high schools throughout the County.

Capps says this money will help the program continue the great work it's been doing locally for 20 years. "Our children are our future and we owe it to our country to ensure that we invest in them and give them the tools they need to lead to lead successful and productive lives."

"The program's success is built on empowering students to redefine college culture and reduce the negative impacts of alcohol and other drug use among a vulnerable population," says Frank Warren, Prevention & Outreach Manager for the San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department. "The grant has allowed Friday Night Live in San Luis Obispo County to expand its partnership to include Cal Poly and Cuesta College faculty and student leaders interested in addressing the issues of substance abuse, binge drinking, and overdose which, sadly, impact many campus communities."

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